beach house

Latest Articles


Beach House's artful myth

Victoria Legrand opened her notebook and saw the word "Myths." "There were no other words on the page," says the Beach House singer and keyboardist. VJust JMythsM. . . . I hadn't even remembered writing it. It was magical. A total sign."

By LIZ PELLY  |  October 12, 2012

Beach House | Bloom

For most bands, being labeled "formulaic" is an insult.
Sub Pop (2012)
By RYAN REED  |  May 04, 2012

2010: The Year In Pop Music

Music may exist to express emotions, dreams, and nightmares, but beyond its loftier aims, it's a means of escape.
A schizophrenic year of rock and pop
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 24, 2010

Guest lists 2010: Phoenix critics weigh in on the year in music

What consensus?
What consensus?
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 24, 2010
[live review] Vampire Weekend, Beach House, Dum Dum Girls @ Pavilion 09.12.10

[live review] Vampire Weekend, Beach House, Dum Dum Girls @ Pavilion 09.12.10

Another take on Sunday's indie-palooza at the Bank of America Pavilion with Vampire Weekend, Beach House and Dum Dum Girls. Check out Alex Cavallo's Phlipcam...
By Jonathan Donaldson  |  September 16, 2010

[phlipcam video] Vampire Weekend and Beach House @ the Pavilion

Vampire Weekend--Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa The weather was fittingly inclement for the last show of the summer at the Bank of America Pavilion last night....
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  September 13, 2010


Indian Jewelry | Totaled

Mystery and confusion are sexy, and Indian Jewelry get that.
We Are Free (2010)
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  May 07, 2010

VIDEO: Beach House live at the Paradise

We may have mentioned this once or twice, but we love Beach House here at the Phoenix HQ. Their album Teen Dream has been in...
By Ryan Stewart  |  March 30, 2010

Boys meet girls

Much of the press tumult over Beach House has focused on how the duo’s idiosyncratic musical style folds into a surging wave of like-minded indie artists eschewing rock histrionics for a gentler path to the hearts of music listeners.
What duos do
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 26, 2010

Not teens, not dreams

“The abstract has been very good to us.” I am communicating via e-mail with the two members of Baltimore’s dreamy pop choir Beach House, and to be honest, I don’t know which one of them made that statement.
Beach House avoid the literal
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 26, 2010

A brief discussion of that Beach House video on Pitchfork today

So, okay. BEACH HOUSE, who, to be clear, we love, are apparently doing a weeklong "special presentation" for the Fork, purportedly from their practice space...
By Ryan Stewart  |  February 01, 2010


Beach House | Teen Dream

Before I talk about Beach House's third album — the top dreampop album of 2010 until further notice — I should reveal that I had the big gay whirlwind romance of my life under the influence of a steady stream of Beach House Mania at SxSW three years ag
Sub Pop (2010)
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  January 22, 2010

Getting to know Audrey Ryan

Though she's primarily Boston-based at this point, Audrey Ryan grew up on Mount Desert Island and he's clearly retained some of that rough-and-tumble independence streak.
We know, we know 
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 15, 2010

Is 2010 the Year of the Girl?

Many have argued that the descriptor "indie music" means nothing more or less than "bands Pitchfork reviews" these days, and the claim was never more true than last year
Music of the Future
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 08, 2010

The future is now

Even with all the promise of the new year ahead, it's hard not to feel a little stiffed in the Future of Mankind department. Here it is, 2010, and there's nary a flying car to be seen.
No teleportation, but lots of rad new albums
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  January 01, 2010

Real Estate | Real Estate

Real Estate’s buzzed-about debut speaks the language of the season, its slow sunset of sound flush with twinkling Stratocasters, drum kits that trot off into the distance, and anemic vocals that, as with Grizzly Bear or Beach House, magnify the fragility
Woodsist (2009)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  November 27, 2009

Start your 2010 engines: Beach House's "Teen Dream" leaks, is awesome

Start your 2010 engines: Beach House's "Teen Dream" leaks, is awesome

 As we just got through saying, we are firmly in year-end list season. And since it's 2009, we're also in decade-end list season (vote here!...
By Ryan Stewart  |  November 19, 2009
Briefly: Grizzly Bear last night

Briefly: Grizzly Bear last night

I know there's a lot of other things in the news right now that people would rather talk about -- moon bombing, Obama's prize, CB...
By Ryan Stewart  |  October 09, 2009
mastamindz list

Passion players

"If music is your passion, then promote it. Get people to your shows. I honestly think people don't push themselves enough."
Rap-rock vets Mastamindz stay the course
By CHRIS CONTI  |  May 29, 2009

Made in the dark

A few songs into their set at the MFA's Remis Auditorium Friday, Beach House's Victoria Legrand gave a second, graver plea for less light.
Beach House, live at the Museum of Fine Arts, December 10, 2008
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 16, 2008

Here comes the Whambulance

The Baltimore loft once known as Wham City is long dead, its inhabitants evicted in 2007, but the twisted DIY art movement it housed has flourished nonetheless.  
Mass Art hosts the Baltimore Round Robin Tour
By SHAULA CLARK  |  October 01, 2008

Baltimore Round Robin in Boston: Craziest show ever?

The last time Dan Deacon came to MassArt, it looked like this.

Dan Shea's had this one on his calendar for a while, but we didn't quite understand the gravity of the situation until we got a press release explaining exactly what DAN DEACON
By Carly Carioli  |  August 11, 2008


Legally previewed

Here’s a look at some of January and February’s more anticipated releases and their legally available free previews.

A look at 2008's anticipated releases

By RYAN STEWART  |  December 31, 2007